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Enforcement and Compliance

The VAAFM Secretary is charged with enforcing the provisions of Chapter 172: Inspection of Apiaries (see 6 V.S.A. § 3022).

The Apiary Program has the authority to issue Cease and Desist Orders (CDO), Letters of Warning (LOW), Corrective Action Letters (CAL), and Notices of Violation (NOV), in addition to other enforcement actions and remedies to gain compliance with the rules and regulations governing the Program. NOVs carry a monetary penalty in addition to requiring corrective action. Please consult the Administrative Penalty Matrix and Guidance Form below to see how a penalty is assessed.

2024 Apiary Penalty Matrix